Unlike their land counterparts, water turtles prefer diets made from animal proteins, since they are predators by nature. The reptiles also eat algae and other available plants, but in limited quantities. Lack of protein and feeding only plant food leads to the development of serious diseases in reptiles, and sometimes to death, so it is recommended to give preference to balanced production diets.
So, modern professional turtle food takes into account the biological needs and characteristics of these animals. In them, in the right proportion, the components of animal and vegetable origin are correlated (and the first ones predominate), fats, vitamins and minerals. Continue reading
Feeding an animal is not typical for this type of food. Carnivorous-carbohydrates (cereals, bread, pasta, etc.). Herbivores-excessive feeding of protein-containing food, in particular, a large amount of oats to horses leads to a variety of problems: from colic, to acute rheumatism and periodic eye ophthalmia. It is scientifically confirmed that an excess of carbohydrates in the dog’s diet leads to a number of disorders, the main of which is a decrease in resistance and various parts of the immune system, which is accompanied by chronic inflammatory processes that owners try unsuccessfully to cure with antibiotics. By the way, the same dry food (in any) contains a huge amount of carbohydrates up to 50 percent. Continue reading